I restarted Emerald in an attempt to cope with the loss of my Camerupt after screwing up the cloning glitch. This time around, I chose a Docile female Torchic I named Pyra, and managed to catch a Hardy male Wingull I plan to name Nemo, which I just realized is Omen spelled backwards.
Anyway, I did everything up to beating May for the second time. I evolved Pyra into Combusken just before fighting Roxanne so Wingull wouldn't have to carry the whole team. They're sitting pretty at levels 17 and 15 respectively. I plan to use Manectric, Grumpig, Flygon, and Weezing, but that could very well change.
EDIT: Beat Brawly, delivered the Letter and Devon Goods, caught a male Electrike named Circuit, beat May, Wally, and Wattson, then mavericked my way north to the Fiery Path - without fighting any Trainers, no less - and caught myself a male Koffing. I don't have a name for it yet, but I'm sure I'll think of something. I'm thinking of Jimi, referencing the song by Jimi Hendrix, Koffing's purple color and gas attacks, and indirectly James from Team Rocket. Yeah, I like that. I'm going with Jimi.
Last edited by Nightlingbolt; 2nd September 2010 at 2:13 AM.
Please stop complaining about Pikachu losing to "weak" Pokemon at the start of each new region. Its power is drained at the start of each new region, and anyway, it's equally bad storytelling for Pikachu to plow through all of its opponents.